Van gogh – The Idyllists http://theidyllists.com/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://theidyllists.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Van gogh – The Idyllists http://theidyllists.com/ 32 32 Brett Whiteley’s sudden death stuns the art world https://theidyllists.com/brett-whiteleys-sudden-death-stuns-the-art-world/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/brett-whiteleys-sudden-death-stuns-the-art-world/

At 21, Whiteley obtained a travel grant and traveled to Italy before settling in Great Britain in 1961, where he exhibited in a survey of recent Australian painting at the Whitechapel Gallery, in the company of Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Russell Drysdale (a painting was immediately purchased by the Tate Gallery, making Whiteley the youngest artist to be purchased by the gallery) and in several international competitions. His first personal exhibition took place in 1962, at the Matthiesen Gallery in London.

It was around this time that Whiteley began his famous ‘Bathroom’ series of paintings, inspired by his then wife, Wendy, exhibited at the Marlborough New London Gallery in 1964. This was followed by his ‘Christie’ series, based on the notorious ’10’Rillington Place’ murderer who gassed, strangled and raped his victims. His perversity shocked the English art world, but established Whiteley’s name.

He befriended Francis Bacon (who died earlier this year), calling him “a man of burning intelligence”. He said, “I once almost swapped my entire ‘Bathroom’ show for a single Bacon painting.” Bacon, however, once purchased one of Rembrandt’s self-portraits from Whiteley. But not for long. “He studied it for three weeks and then said I failed and got rid of it.” This did not deter Whiteley from painting many portraits of Bacon.

In 1967 Whiteley won a Harkness Fellowship, which took him to New York, where he occupied the penthouse of the Chelsea Hotel and met inspirational figures such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. This led to his protest series, “The American Dream”.

In 1969, he returned to Australia as a superstar: a status he maintained show after show, sale after sale. His exhibits included a series of crucifixion paintings inspired by his best friend, sculptor Joel Ellenberg, who was dying of cancer; a series on Van Gogh in 1983; and in 1990, ‘Regard de Côté’, a series of drawings and paintings produced in an explosion of activity in Paris: one work for each of the 60 days he spent there. Additionally, Whiteley sculpted and photographed.

Along with his talent was his notoriety. He made no attempt to hide his drug addiction or his attempts at rehabilitation. “Being high on alcohol, or stoned or half-drunk, has been a big part of the way I’ve worked since I was 17,” he said in 1990. “Most of my heroes were drug addicts – Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Van Gogh – I’m part of this sick club. I don’t have the natural balance that others have to stop me. I have to mature and learn to keep a check on it, otherwise it will kill me .

In the same interview, Whiteley described his last exhibition as “coffee and Perrier pictures – there’s no way I got them stoned or drunk”.

Brett Whiteley’s prominent public image tended to obscure his true artistic gifts, according to an old friend, Daniel Thomas. “Most people were more aware of him than of his art; of his appearance as an artist,” he said yesterday.

Mr Thomas, a former director of the State Art Galleries of NSW and South Australia, had known Whiteley since the mid-1960s. He says he was unquestionably a great artist. “Even his paintings done in London in the 60s were beautiful, lyrical and made him look on. What made his art different was the sweep line, the long one; reflective forms, a touch of Orientalism — those semi-abstract landscapes with S-shaped riverbeds and weeping willows. He was not the only one to combine the East and the West, but it is one of the peculiarities of his art.

Anne Purves, director of Australia’s galleries in Sydney and Melbourne, which have exhibited Mr Whiteley’s work since 1966, described him as “a remarkable friend and man, a genius with extraordinary vision. He brought an original point of view on art. He had a global way of looking at things; he saw the rounded corners and gave you a broader view of the world,” she said.

“There is great responsibility, danger and cost that comes with having great talent, and you have to be very strong to deal with it. He used language as he used paint and pencil; he was an original person, not just as an artist.

National Gallery of Victoria director James Mollison said Mr Whiteley was “a person who always sought to make you feel good in his company. Rather than inflicting his worries on you, he was much more inclined to ask you to share his pleasures, joys and happiness.

Mr Mollison first met Mr Whiteley in the 1960s when the artist returned from London. “Then he was one of Australia’s wonder kids who brought back with him our first notice of the swinging 60s. He was always an extravagant dresser and tried to live life to the fullest, and asked you to do that. too.

Brett Whiteley will be remembered not only as an Australian artist, but also as an artist from Sydney. Daniel Thomas remembered his harbor paintings, with their iridescent blues, as being among his best works.

Perhaps the best tribute to Brett Whiteley came from Lloyd Rees, who once wrote to him: “I look upon you, Brett, as a beacon that will reveal hitherto unknown aspects of Australian creativity in years to come. Go forth, my dear warrior, and take with you my love and deep thanks for what you have already given us.

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The Best Artist Biopics, Ranked https://theidyllists.com/the-best-artist-biopics-ranked/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/the-best-artist-biopics-ranked/

From Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night“At Frida Kahlo’s”The two Fridas“, more often than not, we find ourselves contemplating these works of art without any idea of ​​their meaning. Each artist has his own reason for his creations, and these reasons arise from his subjective experiences. Thus, learning more about life artists gives more meaning to their pieces. It also brings those infamous creations to life. There are specific films that have captured the essence of certain artists’ lives, in turn, giving the viewer a glimpse into their experiences. some of the best biopics about the artists that depict their journeys in creating brilliant historical pieces.



8 Camille Claudel (1988)

This French biographical film focuses on the 19th century sculptor Camille Claudel. The significance of this film lies in its depiction of the sculptor’s experiences and her life, which reflect the male-dominated art world of the 19th century. Bruno Nuytten attempts “to establish Claudel’s own claims to greatness”, as historical data shows that she was most often eclipsed by her lover, Auguste Rodin. Camille Claudel illustrates the trauma Claudel, played by Isabelle Adjani, went through, while Rodin, played by Gérard Depardieu, takes everything from him. Adjani captures the intense emotions of Claudel’s character in an outstanding performance, which led to her being nominated for Best Actress at the 1989 Oscars. It’s also worth noting that even after many years the film is still relevant today. today, given the gender inequalities that still exist.


seven Thirst for Life (1956)

Based on Irving Stone’s 1934 novel of the same name, thirst for life takes the viewer through the life of Vincent van Gogh. Even though van Gogh is now a well-known artist, he was rejected many times throughout his life, and this 1956 film perfectly captures his tumultuous life. With Kirk Douglas reprising the role of van Gogh, the film begins with van Gogh’s failed attempt to become a priest like his father. Following this, we see van Gogh finding himself in the realms of art in a very unlikely way. Unlike most painters, van Gogh never intended to pursue art, nor was he satisfied with his paintings. thirst for life does not fail to show van Gogh’s pain and grief, in turn, making this a film that guarantees the viewer a sense of sympathy for the protagonist.


Based on Christy Brown’s 1954 memoir of the same name, my left foot follows Brown’s story as an Irish writer and painter with cerebral palsy. Daniel Day-Lewis takes over the role of the protagonist and delivers an amazing interpretation of his character. What makes this film and Brown’s story unique is that Brown “produced hundreds of paintings in addition to writing over a thousand letters, a classic memoir, four novels and four books of poetry. – all with the toes of his left foot, the only limb over which he had muscle control.” Day-Lewis ended up winning numerous awards, including an Oscar and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor.

5 Pollock (2000)

In Pollock, Ed Harris depicts the life of American painter Jackson Pollock. The film opens with Pollock as a famous Abstract Expressionist painter and takes the viewer back to his past using flashbacks. From being forced out of his brother’s apartment to being rejected by potential buyers at his first showing, the story follows Pollock’s many failures. The film also focuses on Pollock’s own flaws, such as his infidelity, and ends on a sad note as Pollock is seen driving while intoxicated, which leads to a tragic accident.


4 Maudie (2016)

Maudie is based on the “Canadian painter whose work was so exuberant that one would never guess the difficult life she lived”. Maud Dowley, played by Sally Hawkins, a cheerful character who juxtaposes her difficult experiences, comes to life in this film. We are shown how Dowley is treated with indifference by her family for her severe arthritis and how she finds happiness in the art world. Considered one of Sally Hawkins’ best performances, Hawkins adds much-needed light to the film with her brilliant execution of Dowley.

3 The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl, a film by Tom Hooper, is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff and centers on Danish painter Lili Elbe, who is also an early recipient of gender reassignment surgery. The film focuses on Lili Elbe, originally known as Einar Wegener, and her journey to becoming a transgender woman, which began with her wife asking her to pose as a female figure. With Eddie Redmayne taking on the role of Elba, we are shown how the character faces a lot of discomfort and pain because she is forced to pose as a man until she becomes complete at the end. with the reassignment surgery, which also causes his death. It should be noted that even though Redmayne delivered an incredible performance, the actor now regrets accepting the role because “a lot of people don’t have a chair at the table” and the role should have gone to a transgender actor. .


2 Frida (2002)

Salma Hayek stars in Frida, a 2002 film that focuses on the life of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The film began with the 1922 accident that 18-year-old Kahlo encounters, which ultimately impacted her entire life. However, this accident encourages her to paint, as the artist is seen having canvases brought to her by her father while she was on her way to recover from her ailments. Rather than focusing solely on its artistic side and its notoriety, Frida exposes Kahlo’s personal life, including her complicated relationship with Diego Rivera, played by Alfred Molina. The execution of this particular film, from its cinematography to the outstanding performances of the cast, is so phenomenal that the American Film Institute calls it an “art movie that is a work of art unto itself.”

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8 Films About Visually Stunning Painters

1 Loving Vincent (2017)

Yet another movie about the infamous Vincent van Gogh, Loving Vincent unlike any other film the film world has encountered. Anna Clark gives a brief overview of how the film was made by stating; “A team of 125 classically trained oil painters worked for years on the project, producing approximately 65,000 hand-painted frames. Their work could not have been more faithful to van Gogh’s artistic style.”

This unique film allowed him to be nominated for numerous awards, including the 90th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. What sums up the story in Loving Vincent interesting is that it focuses on van Gogh’s life after his death. We follow the protagonist, Armand Roulin, played by Douglas Booth, on a journey to deliver van Gogh’s last letter to Theo van Gogh, whose death allows the letter to land in the hands of his widow. Van Gogh comes to life through his close allies, who remember his character, in turn allowing him to live through them. It’s a brilliantly executed film, and it belongs at the top.

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The partnership will focus on Frida Kahlo – The Life of an Icon Immersive biography, a national tour that begins in Montreal

MIAMI, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Primo Entertainment and Loud And Live announce their partnership around the development and production of Frida Kahlo – The Life of an Icona immersive biography and exhibit opening this summer across United States & Canada which features the life of the iconic Mexican artist. The immersive biography of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential female artists, is presented in a unique combination of digital art, historic photographs, projections and installations. The exhibition also includes virtual reality experiences that reproduce the most relevant moments in the life and work of Frida Kahlo.

FRIDA KAHLO THE IMMERSIVE BIOGRAPHY

LOUD AND LIVE & PRIMO ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER IN FRIDA KAHLO IMMERSIVE BIOGRAPHY BEGINNER IN MONTREAL

The partnership brings together two leading entertainment companies, on the one hand, Primo Entertainment, a leading promoter who has also positioned itself as innovative leaders in the field of exhibitions and immersive experiences, more recently coming to promote successful world exhibitions such as Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet. On the other, Loud And Live, a leading entertainment, live events and marketing company, which has established itself as one of the world’s leading promoters.

Our passion for entertainment, way of life and live experiences drive us to seek out unique opportunities such asese, which is why Loud And Live is absolutely thrilled to partner with Primo Entertainment, said Nelson AlbaredaCEO of Loud And Live. “And to embark on this partnership with Andrés Naftali and David Rosenfeld (Co-founders of Primo Entertainment) through this unforgettable immersive experience highlighting the life of a global icon such as Frida, makes this collaboration all the more exciting,” added Albareda.

Primo Entertainment is thrilled to partner with Loud And Live on this incredible project, we are confident that we will continue the incredible success these innovative experiences have had over the past year.“, added Primo Entertainment.

Earlier this week, the companies announced Phoenix as the first American city to open its doors to the public on July 8e2022 with Frida Kahlo – The Life of an Iconbefore visiting the exhibition through the UNITED STATES and continue to Latin America. This announcement comes as the exhibition makes its North American debut in Montreal on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Arsenal of Contemporary Art with unprecedented success in front of a packed house of visitors who will appreciate the captivating experience surrounding the story telling of the incredible Frida Kahlo.

The Frida Kahlo – The Life of an Icon immersive biography uses seven different transformation spaces allowing fans to enter the life and work of the Mexican artist who, at the 21st century, continues to be more relevant than ever. The story of Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential artists in history, presents a uniquely immersive combination of digital art, historic photographs, projections and installations accompanied by virtual reality experiences that reproduce the most relevant moments of his life and work.

As the demand and popularity of immersive experiences and exhibits continue to grow across the globe, this is a timely partnership for Primo Entertainment and Loud And Live as they will build on the highly anticipated success of these first exhibitions.

For tickets:
Montreal: www.fridakahlomontreal.com
Phoenix: www.fridakahlophoenix.com

About Primo Entertainment

Primo Entertainment is an entertainment industry leader in United States and Latin America who works with the most important artists, as well as the most recognizable formats and exhibitions in the world. Primo Entertainment consists of two divisions: promotion and production of international concerts and exhibitions. Primo Entertainment is committed to ensuring artistic quality and operation to make its shows and exhibitions a unique experience for everyone involved. For more information, visit www.primo-entertainment.com

About Loud And Live:

An entertainment, marketing, media and live events company, Loud And Live performs at the intersection of music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Based in Miami, with a presence in the United States, Europe and Latin America, Loud And Live is driven by its passion for creating engaging experiences for global audiences. www.loudlive.com

About Frida Kahlo Corporation:

Frida Kahlo Corporation is the global provider of FRIDA KAHLO branded goods and services, whose mission is to educate, share and preserve the art, image and legacy of Frida Kahlo. It also donates a portion of the monies received to deserving community charities that are committed daily to improving the lives of women and children. For more information on “Frida KahloLife of an Icon” or to book tickets for each city tour www.fridakahloexhibits.com.

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Wolves have been in talks to sign the striker but must pay £18m to beat AC Milan https://theidyllists.com/wolves-have-been-in-talks-to-sign-the-striker-but-must-pay-18m-to-beat-ac-milan/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/wolves-have-been-in-talks-to-sign-the-striker-but-must-pay-18m-to-beat-ac-milan/
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Wolverhampton Wanderers will have to pay £18m to reunite Bruno Lage with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Pedrinho in the Premier League, Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola has claimed on his YouTube channel.

Last season, only three teams in England’s top flight scored fewer goals than Wolves. It will not surprise any of you to learn that everything of that timid trio – Burnley, Watford and Norwich City – found themselves in the relegation zone.

Now, there’s no reason to believe Wolves will suffer a similar fate next season, but after falling to the Premier League with such a blow under Nuno Espirito Santo, the Molineux faithful are increasingly concerned that this be a club that is treading water. .

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This summer’s transfer window could therefore be the difference between a Wolves side rediscovering their bite and a Wolves side cowering in the corner with their tails between their legs.

Pedrinho, at least, would help raise the level of excitement at Molineux again. God knows they need that after two seasons to cure even the worst case of insomnia.

Is Pedrinho heading to Wolves from Ukraine?

A skilled and unpredictable striker who uses his left boot like Vincent van Gogh used his right hand, Pedrinho worked with Bruno Lage at Benfica and Wolves have previously held talks over a possible Black Country reunion.

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According to the Brazilian’s agent, the negotiations have reached an ‘advanced’ stage before being put on hold until the summer. Now that the Swallows are signing and the Daffodils are in full force, it remains to be seen if the Wolves will pick up where they left off.

Nicola claims defending Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro are hoping to sign Pedrinho on a loan-to-buy deal. But there are two problems. One, says Nicola, comes in the form of major competition across the Atlantic.

In addition to Wolves, AC Milan, Ajax and Atletico Madrid have expressed interest. What’s more, Shakhtar want £18m – a fee Mineiro are unable to offer, either now or in the immediate future.

“Wherever I am, I just want to play football and show my talent, whether it’s in Europe or here in Brazil,” says Pedrinho, who is currently keeping fit after fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

” I’m very calm. All footballers dream of going to Europe, but I don’t see any problem staying in Brazil.

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World’s first immersive adventure in Indigenous art and culture https://theidyllists.com/worlds-first-immersive-adventure-in-indigenous-art-and-culture/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 00:50:00 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/worlds-first-immersive-adventure-in-indigenous-art-and-culture/

Grande Experiences, creators and producers of Van Gogh Alive, partner of the National Museum in a new digital experience

A unique Indigenous cultural event that takes visitors on a journey through land, water and sky opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday June 8, 2022.

Connection: Australian First Peoples Songs in a Spectacular Immersive Experience brings the stories, art and culture of Australia’s First Peoples to life through multi-sensory projections and dynamic immersion.

A breathtaking production, Connection uses state-of-the-art visual, audio and aromatic technologies to transform original artwork by First Nations artists – including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Albert Namatjira, Tommy Watson, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, Anna Pitjara and Lin Onus – in an interactive celebration of country, culture and community.

Designed, created and developed by internationally renowned Grande Experiences, the National Museum of Australia is proud to host the world premiere.

The artistic programming represents the wonderful diversity of Australia’s First Nations people, featuring the work of emerging and established artists, mostly from remote areas, and featuring a wonderful soundtrack by Indigenous musicians, including William Barton, Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, Emily Wurramara and Archie. Roach.

Revenues from Connexion will go towards improving and expanding Indigenous programs at the National Museum.

Margo Ngawa Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum and Consulting Curator on Connection, said, “The Museum is known for exploring and sharing the stories of First Peoples around the world, for increasing accessibility and for bringing our stories to life. There can be no better way to bring our song stories to life than through this awesome multi-sensory display from Connection.

“We are in the 21st century and young people populate the digital realm. If we want to expose them to Aboriginal art and culture, we need to meet them there,” Ms Neale said.

“Shows like this don’t replace static displays, but complement them and appeal to a wider range of people who wouldn’t otherwise visit galleries and museums. Multi-sensory experiences like this allow us to stage the exhibit in more places, more often, and for more Indigenous culture to be exhibited around the world,” said Ms. Neale.

Bruce Peterson, Founder and CEO of Grande Experiences, said: “Visitors will enjoy the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the art, history, spirit and vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture. We couldn’t be more excited and proud to bring the world premiere to the National Museum of Australia to bring an exclusive experience like this to the nation’s capital.

John-Paul Janke, Vice-Chair of the National Museum’s Indigenous Reference Group (IRG), said: “The National Museum of Australia’s Indigenous Reference Group has been a strong supporter of Connection. This experience is a remarkable example of an exciting conjunction between First Nations culture and communities and contemporary digital storytelling. This show allows the Museum to share our stories with a wider audience in a new and innovative way.

Alison Page, Designer, Film Producer and National Museum WRI Fellow, said, “As a partner, the Museum sees itself as continuing its pioneering role with this ambitious first global experience that brings our artists and culture to audiences around the world.

Connection was organized by the team at Grande Experiences with Indigenous arts specialist Adam Knight, Indigenous artist photographer Wayne Quilliam, and supported by a curatorial advisory committee and leaders in the arts, including the principal Indigenous Curator and National Museum Scholar Margo Neale, Producer, Filmmaker and Artistic Director Rhoda Roberts AO and Indigenous Film Designer and Producer Alison Page.

The visitor experience immerses visitors in the spiritual connections between earth, water and sky through a vibrant, multi-sensory symphony of sound, light, color and aroma. Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art technology will be used to create an interactive exhibition space that will envelop visitors in immersive large-scale projections and cinematic surround sound.

The art lineup of over 500 images and 25 music tracks from around 100 artists featured in Connection represents the diversity of Australia’s First Peoples, featuring images primarily from remote communities working in various art forms in across the country. This experience pays tribute to the vital contribution that First Nations artists, culture keepers and knowledge holders make to Australia’s artistic and cultural landscape. Works of art drawn from the National Museum’s collection are presented as digital projections in the new experience, alongside works from other public, private and corporate collections.

Learn more about Connection and tickets

The digital spectacular Connection opens June 8, 2022 for a limited season at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The experience will be presented in the Museum’s spacious temporary gallery and will follow all government Covid-19 protocols. The creation of Connection: Songlines from Australia’s First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund – an initiative of the Australian Government.

About the National Museum of Australia

Australia’s stories come to life at the National Museum of Australia on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. The museum tells the full story of Australia, from 65,000 years ago to the present day, through fascinating objects, ideas, events and exhibits, focusing on Indigenous stories and cultures, the arrival of Europeans and our interaction with the environment. The Museum’s exhibition program brings the cultures of the world to Australia and showcases Australia’s history and culture to the world.

About Great Experiences

Based in Melbourne, Grande Experiences, creator and producer of Van Gogh Alive, is a global leader in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions and multi-sensory immersive experiences with a wide cultural appeal, as well as entertaining and educational content. From concept to completion, Grande Experiences creates visually and technically stunning masterpieces and presents them around the world. His experiences have been presented more than 210 times in more than 165 cities, in 32 languages, on six continents, captivating 20 million visitors.

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A chance to prove himself: Webb leads all-county football team, eagerly awaits opportunity at next level – Reuters https://theidyllists.com/a-chance-to-prove-himself-webb-leads-all-county-football-team-eagerly-awaits-opportunity-at-next-level-reuters/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 04:05:26 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/a-chance-to-prove-himself-webb-leads-all-county-football-team-eagerly-awaits-opportunity-at-next-level-reuters/

By David Shaw

For the Salisbury post

SALISBURY — As long as there is tomorrow, today is a starting point.

That’s the spirit forward Sutton Webb brought to her final season of women’s soccer with the Salisbury Hornets this spring. Three months, 17 wins and a dizzying tally of goals later, the May graduate added the Rowan County Player of the Year award to an already distinguished portfolio.

“It was an honor to represent Salisbury High School,” she said in a recent rushed interview. “But honestly, I never intended to break all those records. At the start of the year, I didn’t even know the opportunity was there. I just wanted to have fun and enjoy the season.

The list of players who had a better 2022 season than Webb isn’t very long. She finished with 55 goals, 16 assists and a treasure trove of accolades, including repeated recognition as an all-state and all-conference player. Most recently, she won the prestigious Central Carolina Conference Female Athlete of the Year award. In 64 games over four college seasons, she scored a county-high 137 goals — eclipsing the mark of 128 set by South Rowan’s Madison Henry — while running 800 and 1,600-meter races for the South Rowan track team. Salisbury and, of course, sharing that sunshine. his smile.

“Athletics-based tributes are easy to find,” said longtime SHS coach Matt Parrish. “A lot of people can conclude how good she is based on articles and news snippets in the Post. It is more difficult to know her as a person. She is humble. Gracious. Tenacious. And she doesn’t just pick her spots because she always goes there. Its wheels are still turning. Sometimes it’s cerebral, sometimes physical, sometimes both.

Parrish recalls first meeting Webb in the spring of 2019, when she arrived as a vaunted freshman midfielder. “The first thing I noticed was that she’s super competitive,” he explained. “As one of those people who, no matter what game or competition they’re involved in, their goal is to reach the top echelon. Only, she did it in a calm and unassuming way.

Parrish quickly learned that if you own a Van Gogh, you don’t store it in the basement. He inserted Webb as a coasting forward and she responded with 43 goals in her college debut.

“I would have been the dumbest human being in the world if I hadn’t put her on top,” he confessed. “We already had Lilly (Rusher) at the back, Piper (Muire) in the middle and Caroline (Cardelle) up front. But Sutton gave us the missing element: rhythm. She is very fast, with and without the ball.

This season, Webb’s sideline-to-side leadership helped Salisbury compile a 17-2-2 mark, a campaign that featured a 13-game unbeaten streak before ending in defeat. 5-0 in the second round at East Gaston in the 2A state playoffs. .

“Yeah, disappointing,” she said. “But the pitch was so bad you couldn’t dribble the ball. I remember I had a chance to get a breakaway and I took a throw-in and the ball hit a pile of dirt or something. Then it bounced back and almost punched me in the face.

Parrish provided additional information. “When the other coach showed up, he reached out and told me his name and said, ‘Sorry about the pitch.'”

“There were other times when I was marked and had a frustrating game,” Webb added. “But I was careful not to let it show because, after all, how does it help the team?”

To her teammates, Webb was always approachable and ready to brighten up any situation. Listen to Hannah Schmeltzer, the goaltender who has had 11 shutouts for Salisbury this season:

“Parrish was always telling us these silly dad jokes,” she said. “Some of them were pretty bad. But Sutton always had an answer that made them funnier.”

Schmeltzer, whose football career is over, plans to study education next fall at NC State. She is one of 17 Hornets who have scored goals this season. “We called ourselves the Hope Crushers,” she noted. “And Sutton made us leave. She gave us hope to be the Hope Crushers. She has that can-do attitude that made everyone around her even better.

This trait will stand her in good stead beginning July 7, when she reports to the University of Georgia, nearly two years after verbally committing to the SEC Intermediate Program. She will likely be moved to the back line and learn from the sidelines this fall. Undecided on a major, Webb narrowed her choice to pre-medical biology and/or sports marketing. His ultimate dream, like that of many others, is to play football professionally.

In the meantime, she will participate as one of 18 North Carolina high school players in the Clash of the Carolinas, scheduled for June 24-25 at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. And she will continue to volunteer for the semi-pro Charlotte Independence team in the USL W-League, a commitment that has led to more than one hair-raising moment in the Webb family. She was even late for her recent graduation.

“I was a little late, but I wasn’t the last there,” she laughed. “The last two weeks have just been crazy. There was a week, a playoff week, where I played five football games in six days. On the seventh day, I had the state meet for the trail.

Rest assured that Sutton Webb will handle the future with aplomb, embracing tomorrow as it becomes today. She seems well grounded, ready to train and eager to improve.

“All I want is luck,” she said. “I just hope to have another opportunity to come out and prove myself. For now, I will keep working to become the best player I can be.

All-Rowan County women’s soccer team

first team

Sutton Webb, Salisbury, player of the year

Hannah IsleyCarson

Alona LocklearCarson

Hannah Schmeltzer, Salisbury

Brittany Vanhoose, West

Makayla Borst, Carson

Anna Mead, West

Summer Dockstader, South

Kyna Zaldivar, Salisbury

Riley IsleyCarson

Sage Huffman, Salisbury

Izzy Banish, Salisbury

second team

Salisbury—Sydney Hlavacek, Stella Koontz, Madelyne Lawrence

Carson Allie Martin

East—Tatum James, Karina Roberts

South – Cheyenne Hunter, Izzy Merritt

North — Daphne Robinson

West – Lesli Guerrero, Evelyn Kwitowski, Selma Mehmedovic

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Highlights of Jill Magi’s “The Weft in Pencil” Exhibition https://theidyllists.com/highlights-of-jill-magis-the-weft-in-pencil-exhibition/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:34:42 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/highlights-of-jill-magis-the-weft-in-pencil-exhibition/

Retrospective of Lebanese-American artist Etel Adnan opens at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

DUBAI: What do Vincent van Gogh and Etel Adnan have in common? The iconic Dutch artist was born in the Netherlands in 1853, the Lebanese-American artist and writer Adnan was born in Beirut under French mandate 72 years later. He was provisionally a rural priest, she a cultural publisher. Her life ended at 37, while she started painting at 34.

This rare artistic duo is explored in a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam highlighting the legendary career of Adnan, who died aged 96 in Paris in 2021. It is the first time that a retrospective of his is presented in the Netherlands.

“Color as Language” presents an impressive selection of 70 works by Adnan from private and public collections, dating from the 1960s, as well as 10 museum paintings by Van Gogh. It runs until September 4.

A philosopher at heart, Adnan continued to paint until his last days, creating a colorful inner world where shapes and colors intertwine, cultivating visually appealing abstract landscapes on small canvases. The show focuses on what inspired her the most throughout her life: nature.

Etel Adnan. (Provided)

In the mid-1950s, Adnan moved to California, where she painted several famous Mount Tamalpais compositions.

“One day they asked me, ‘Who is the most important person you’ve ever met?’ and I said, ‘It was a mountain,’” Adnan once said. “I discovered that two minutes were never the same. When a cloud passes in front of the sun, it’s like someone turning off a light, and everything changes. So you realize that we are in perpetual change, in turmoil. There is no total rest, not only for us, but for the world. Nature is constantly changing, as we do.

Van Gogh also expressed a deep love of nature, executed with his characteristic style of bold brushstrokes and thick outlines. Adnan first encountered her work while studying at the Sorbonne in Paris in the 1950s, and she was captivated by her intense way of painting, tapping into her hidden emotions.

“I think it touches people – there’s something moving about them, and I feel it when I look at a work by Van Gogh, but also when I look at a painting by Adnan,” the curator said. the exhibition, Sara Tas, to Arab News. “If you really look at it and kind of let it in, it touches something inside of you.”

Tass met Adnan in 2020. “When she writes or when she speaks, every word is right,” she recalled. “She wastes nothing. And I think that’s also what she does with the paintings. It’s very simple but everything goes straight to the point.

Adnan, who also wrote novels, poems and plays, considered Van Gogh a man of words, known for his correspondence with family and friends.

“Color as Language” presents an impressive selection of 70 works by Adnan from private and public collections. (Provided)

“To a certain extent, Van Gogh writes on his canvas, he writes a landscape,” observes Adnan. Van Gogh might have thought the same of Adnan, basing himself on something he wrote in 1888: “One can speak of poetry simply by arranging the colors well.”

Adnan believed that “colors make visible what the person is trying to say, but in silence”. In his imaginative work, a mountain can be bright red or green, with flecks of blue, pink and yellow. It demonstrates the deep ability of color to sublimate a natural setting, whether serene or turbulent.

On both floors of the exhibition there are a few examples where two landscapes by Van Gogh and Adnan are paired, highlighting a similar use of palette and layout. But that’s by no means meant to encourage comparison, Tass points out. “I didn’t mean to say, ‘Look how Etel Adnan was influenced by Van Gogh,’ because that wouldn’t do her justice,” she explained. “It really is his show, but with links to Van Gogh, in the context of our museum.”

What also ties the artists together is the fact that they both achieved popularity late in the game. As talented as she was, Adnan didn’t become a household name in the art world until she was eighty. Van Gogh, meanwhile, was notoriously underrated during his lifetime.

“For Van Gogh, making visual art was the essence of his life. He felt he needed to. It’s not like he was completely unknown – he was well liked by many of his peers – but fame came after his death,” Tas said.

“It’s (similar) with Etel. She was just working and she had a circle of friends around her. She sold paintings, but not on a large scale. It was only after its presentation at Documenta that the international art world really took notice. As a result, she had exhibitions in Qatar, Istanbul, Paris, New York, San Francisco… And now in Amsterdam.

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What to do now: May 31 https://theidyllists.com/what-to-do-now-may-31/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 02:00:34 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/what-to-do-now-may-31/

Summer has unofficially begun and if you’re staying in town, there are plenty of extracurricular activities and events to keep you busy. Check out two new exhibits from Cal Academy that are suitable for all ages, or head out for a fun adults-only evening with art made with Legos. Performances, galas and a massive card sale are also on our radar as we say goodbye to May and hello to June.

A large-scale model of a beautiful orchid mantis demonstrates its dazzling camouflage in the showroom. | Photo courtesy of Kate
© Te Papa 2016

Prepare to evacuate

Make an appointment to catch the just opened Insects and Hidden wonders exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences. Created by the team behind the sets and design for the the Lord of the Rings movies, Insects includes larger-than-life models (think: a 15-foot orchid mantis). Hidden wonderswhich is a permanent exhibit, highlights some of the rarest and most fascinating objects from the museum’s extensive scientific collections (among them, a specimen of Galapagos tortoise over 100 years old).

Insects until Sunday January 22. | Cal Academy

PICTURES here.

Thursday evening “Brick” evening

Earlier this month, brick art — featuring a contemporary artist Nathan Sawayacreations made with Legos — launched its summer event series, Bricks at Night. Guests aged 21 and over can enjoy a lively art bar, which includes original works by Sawaya as well as his renditions of masterpieces such as Vincent Van Gogh“Starry Night” and Leonardo DeVinciMona Lisa.

Thursdays, until September 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | bricks at night

A multisensory experience at Midway

If you missed the debut of CandyBomber Productions fight at Stanford last week, you’re in luck: The performance, which mixes video game visuals with hip-hop and ballet, makes its San Francisco premiere at Midway this week. (Stick around afterwards for the DJ sets!)

Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 8 p.m. | fight

Calling all cartophiles

This week and next, SCRAP is hosting its Map Extravaganza, featuring hundreds of maps – rare maps, San Francisco maps, sea maps, world maps, Bay Area military intelligence maps, school maps and more – available for purchase. (Most of the high-quality vintage maps are from a generational donation from the San Francisco Maritime Museum.)

from Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4; From Thursday June 9 to Saturday June 11. | Extravagance card

Groovin’ for a good cause

SFJAZZ’s annual gala, benefiting the association’s artistic and educational programs, pays tribute to the legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis This year. The main event will include a concert – headlined by Marsalis, Terence BlanchardHarlem String Quartet and more – while Tank and the Bangas and Jesús Díaz y Su QBA are set to perform at the after-party.

Friday, June 3, 8:30 p.m. | SFJAZZ Gala and After-Party

Kick-off of the summer season

Starting this weekend, SF Opéra presents Don Giovanni – a story that dates back to the late 1700s and centers on a legendary womanizer – with Bertrand de Billy conduct mozart‘s score.

From Saturday 4 June to Saturday 2 July. | SF Opera Don Giovanni

Pride on the Peninsula

Celebrate Pride in Filoli with what’s billed as “a weekend of joyful creative expression and experience” – including live performances such as Drag Queen Storytime, Japanese taiko drumming by Queer Taiko and folk dancing traditional Mexican dresses by Folclórico Colibrí. The Woodside house and garden will “burst into rainbow colors as ribbons of remembrance flutter between London plane trees and floral arrangements by Nigella SF decorate the historic interior”.

Saturday June 4 – Sunday June 5. | Pride of Filoli

The power of the flowers

For a limited time this month, the de Young will bloom again as flowers and fine art come together. This year From bouquets to artwhich lasts only six days, presents more than 120 exhibitors in the permanent galleries of the museum.

From Tuesday June 7 to Sunday June 12. | deYoung Museum From bouquets to art

Celebrate 50 years

Kearny Street Workshop, America’s long-standing Asia-Pacific multidisciplinary arts organization, celebrates its 50th anniversary at the San Francisco Mint. Part of a year-long program of festivities, the KSW50 Renewal Gala will be an indoor and outdoor affair with entertainment and an art auction, as well as food and drink.

Saturday, June 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | KSW50 Renewal Gala

Ukrainian fundraising

Take part in an evening of music, dance, drama, poetry and entertainment while raising funds for relief in Ukraine. Bring down the walls takes place at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason.

Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m. | Bring down the walls

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Athlon & Ryzen 5 series for socket FT6, 2 RDNA 2 compute units, up to 32 GB LPDDR5, 4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes https://theidyllists.com/athlon-ryzen-5-series-for-socket-ft6-2-rdna-2-compute-units-up-to-32-gb-lpddr5-4-pcie-gen-3-lanes/ Mon, 30 May 2022 14:09:57 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/athlon-ryzen-5-series-for-socket-ft6-2-rdna-2-compute-units-up-to-32-gb-lpddr5-4-pcie-gen-3-lanes/

AMD’s Mendocino APU specs that would cover the entry-level Athlon & Ryzen 5 laptop segment have been leaked on the Chiphell forums.

Leaked AMD Mendocino APU specs: up to 4 Zen 2 CPU cores, 2 RDNA 2 compute units, 32GB LPDDR5 memory and 4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes

Announced at Computex 2022, the AMD Mendocino APUs will be aimed at the entry-level thin-and-light laptop segment. The APU has also been featured in AYANEO’s upcoming Air Plus handheld game console to be launched later this year.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 graphics card prices continue to improve with multiple GPUs available below MSRP

Unlike the other two APUs (Rembrandt & Barcelo), the AMD Ryzen 6000 “Mendocino” APUs will feature Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU cores. These cores will be upgraded and optimized on the latest TSMC 6nm node and will offer up to 4 cores and 8 threads plus 4MB L3 cache.

AMD Mendocino APU specifications have been leaked, confirming 4 Zen 2 cores and 2 RDNA 2 compute units. (Image credits: Olrak)

This looks pretty much the same setup AMD used on their Van Gogh SOC that powers the Steam Deck (portable) console. But since the new APU lineup will be used in laptops, the chips will have a thermal and power advantage over Van Gogh. That said, these chips should still be super efficient and are mentioned to operate with 10+ hours of battery life (internally projected). Laptops will ship with an active cooling solution, as confirmed by Robert Hallock, as passive designs require more engineering and can increase product cost.

The new specifications reveal that AMD Mendocino APUs will be supported by the brand new “Sonoma Valley” platform based on the FT6 (BGA) socket. The GPU will be based on the RDNA 2 graphics architecture and will feature a single WGP (workgroup processor) for up to two compute units or a total of 128 stream processors. According to a report by Angstronomics, the RDNA 2 integrated graphics chip featured on Mendocino APUs will be codenamed Teal Grouper. The iGPU will feature 128KB of onboard graphics cache which should not be confused with Infinity Cache. So when it comes to architectural details, we look at:

  • Up to 4 Zen 2 CPU cores with 8 threads
  • Up to 2 RDNA 2 GPU cores with 128 SP
  • Up to 4 MB L2 cache
  • Up to 128 KB GPU cache
  • 2 channels 32-bit LPDDR5 (up to 32 GB of memory)
  • 4 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes

Other specifications include two 32-bit memory channels supporting up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory, four display channels (1 eDP, 1DP and 2 Type-C outputs) and the latest VCN 3.0 engine with AV1 and VP9 decoding . As for I/O, the AMD Mendocino APUs will feature two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a single USB 2.0 port for SBIO. I/O will also include 4 GPP PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes.

AMD Ryzen 6000 “Mendocino” APUs are set to launch in Q4 2022 and will be just months away from Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” processors and Zen 4 powered “Phoenix” APUs. It will be really interesting to see how the newcomer behaves in the market and the designs we will see with such a range of APUs. AMD has yet to confirm its SKUs for the new lineup, so they may hold another pre-launch event detailing the product stack, pricing, and specific products based on the new Mendocino Ryzen family of APUs. The lineup will target the entry-level laptop segment with pricing around $399 to $699 USD.

News source: Olrak

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Van Gogh’s ear and six other good things https://theidyllists.com/van-goghs-ear-and-six-other-good-things/ Sat, 28 May 2022 07:27:29 +0000 https://theidyllists.com/van-goghs-ear-and-six-other-good-things/

1. Van Gogh’s ear at Van Gogh’s Van Gogh’s Restaurant (334 E Commercial St, Springfield) is a delicious Orecchiette pasta with broccoli and smoked sausage, tossed in a lemon, garlic and anchovy sauce with grated Dutch cheese and a pesto finish.

2. Guacamole Norteno at Catrina’s Modern Mexican Restaurant (2925 East Battlefield Rd, Springfield) is loaded with hand mashed avocado, tomatoes, onions, serrano, cilantro, mashed chicharrones, roasted corn, cotija cheese, pickled onion, lime, and salt. Yum!

3. Ahi tuna sandwich at The Derby Deli at the International Wine Center (2023 S Glenstone Avenue, Springfield) is the perfect seafood breakfast sandwich of blackened ahi tuna, mesclun, sliced ​​tomato, avocado, and sweet corn remoulade on an Artisan’s Oven ciabatta.

4. Vespers cocktail at Vantage rooftop lounge (260 E McDaniel St, Springfield) is the perfect cocktail for anyone who loves a good martini. This one is made up of gin, vodka and white Lillet and ends with a zest of lemon. It’s just exceptional.

5. The delicious spicy bun at Niji Sushi Grill (3938 S. Lone Pine Ave, Springfield) is a new favorite. The heat comes from spicy tuna, tempura-fried fresh jalapeno and sriracha.

6. One of the most addictive apps is the asparagus mozzarella and sesame tempura of Haruno (3044 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield). It somehow feels both fresh and indulgent, and we love the avocado dip.

seven. Is it weird to rave about a condiment? We are obsessed with chipotle ketchup of Black sheep burgers and milkshakes (multiple locations). It tastes amazing when you dip their stellar fries in it.

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